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Old English Advanced - ENG00060M

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  • Department: English and Related Literature
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Elizabeth Tyler
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22 to Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

The aim of the Old English Advanced course is to broaden the experience of those students who have already learned the fundamentals of Old English grammar, by widening their reading knowledge of the language and reinforcing their grammatical and translation skills.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be expected to have acquired:

  • a secure command of Old English grammar
  • fluent reading skills in the Old English language
  • familiarity with a wide variety of Old English texts


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Old English Advanced
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam
Old English Advanced
N/A 100

Module feedback

Feedback supplied weekly in class and exam results given within 20 working days.

Indicative reading

Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse, rev. D. Whitelock, 15 th ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975)
NB There are many second-hand copies of this text in circulation and you are very welcome to purchase an earlier edition (as long as it contains Whitelock’s revisions!).

The following dictionary is also recommended:

J.R. Clark Hall, A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (new ed., Toronto, 1994)

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.